Highland Road Community Park
144.04 Acres - This park is located in the southeastern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. Highland Road Community Park serves a larger geographic area than a neighborhood park and is designed to engage the entire family for a whole day. Higher levels of maintenance, security, and recreational opportunities are offered at community parks. It is very popular because of all the features the park has to offer and for the scenic landscape.
The archery range has been permanently relocated from Highland Road Community Park to Louisiana Park at 6998 Antioch Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70817.
Recreation Center and Playground area
This recreation center houses an air-conditioned indoor gymnasium and three (3) siderooms that can be used for party rentals and community meetings. This park also features a splash pad and pavillion.
Highland Road Community Park has one pavilion available to rent. The pavilion size is 45’ x 30’ with 8 tables and a compacity of 65. For more information about renting this pavilion, visit the Pavilion Rentals Page.
BREC’s launch at Highland Rd. Community Park is up and running providing paddling access to Bayou Fountain and ultimately Bayou Manchac. This boat launch is unique to the area and the first in the BREC Blueway Trails and Launches project (part of the CAPP initiative). To learn more about the launch and other Blueways, visit the BREC Blueway Trails & Launches page.
These fields are located on the south side of Highland Road.
The course is situated among the rolling hills and beautiful, large oak trees at Highland Road Park. Disc golf merchandise is available at the Highland Road Tennis Center and instruction is available on request. Click here for a map of Highland Disc Golf Course. Click here to learn more about disc golf at this park.
Programs for the youth include two year-round tennis academies (Independence and Highland Parks), QuickStart tennis, tournaments, after-school programs, and holiday camps. Adults can sign up for cardio tennis, adult fun tournaments and leagues. Individual and group instruction for various skill levels is provided by certified tennis instructors.
Baton Rouge Rugby Football Club practice is Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the northern field of the park next to the recreation center. Players of all skill levels are welcome! Click here to learn more about rugby played at this park.
Highland Road Park Observatory
The Highland Road Park Observatory, brought to the public by BREC, LSU's Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, is located on the south side of BREC's Highland Road Community Park. To learn more about the Observatory and the programs there, visit the Highland Road Observatory Page.
- Ball/Multi-Purpose Field (Lighted)
- Basketball - Indoor Court
- Boat Launch
- Disc Golf Course
- Outdoor Fitness Station
- Recreation Center
- Rugby Field
- Spray Pad
- Tennis Court (Lighted)
For more information about this park, please contact:
Upcoming Programs & Events
Airline Highway Park Public Meeting: Highland
The Baton Rouge Parks and Recreation Commission (BREC) is hosting a pair of community open-house events to gather public input on the master planning process for Airline Highway Community Park, also known as the Greater Baton Rouge Fairgrounds, located on Airline Highway (US 61) at the Ascension Parish line.
Birds and Beyond Birding Paddle
BREC Conservation and Outdoor Adventure are joining forces to offer you a great birding adventure! Join BREC naturalists and local bird experts on a journey to see all that our local waterways have to offer! You will get the full safari experience by kayak where you can view our parish’s different habitats and wildlife. Birds will be the focus, but no creature is off limits as we explore the food chain that supports local bird communities. Participants are expected to have basic paddling skills. This event is weather dependent, and registration is limited to kayak availability.
Solstice Nature Night Hike
Come for a night hike and learn about the longest night of the year. Learn about how the sun has a continuous impact on the ecosystem, why seasons are important to our native habitats, and how our place in the solar system and in space has such an impact on everything that happens on Earth. Enjoy the hike followed by hot chocolate and opportunities to explore the stars at the Observatory!
14024 Highland Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Daily, sunrise to sunset
Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sat 8:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.